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that former cia director david petraeus will testify before the senate intelligence committee tomorrow. that information is coming to us from kelly o'donnell who spoke to a veteran senator on capitol hill and, of course, it comes as some tough questions are expected today for president obama. he's giving his first news conference since being re-elected. he will meet the press at 1:0 this afternoon and probably should be prepared to answer some tough questions about general petraeus and allen and the fbi investigation as well as libya, not to mention the fiscal cliff and we're learning more about the woman who knew both general, tampa socialite jill kelley. a senior defense official says the e-mails between the two were more than just calling one another sweetheart, they were flirtatious and unprofessional. both of them wrote letters vouching for her sister in a child custody case and she made this phone call claiming she had some sort of diplomatic status which she does not. >> i am an honorary consul-general so i have unveilability so i should -- they should not be going across my pro
at the cia in recent years when he was charge of it so i'm not surprised he turned around but that he could back out, he thought. >> not what president obama wanted to talk about at his first post-election briefing but what is the first question about? >> about general petraeus, general allen and this entire context of what is happening in the senior military leadership. what was going on with jill kelley and what, if anything, it has to do with the underlying story of libya and the cia's involvement there. i mean there's more and more information, some of it opaque, some of it becoming a little more defined that it was the cia, not the state department, that had the lead role in either securing or being a part of whatever that consulate activity was in benghazi. now, maybe there are things the president cannot disclose at an open press conference but this testimony that general petraeus will give behind closed doors may be able to shed some light on libya, cia and what may have been some of the motives of those terrorists who attacked on 9/11. we'll find out. >> yeah, the big question abou
investigator. not just four people. there's an fbi and cia, infa infatuated with jill kelley >> let's get this straight. this guy works at the fbi, becomes infatuated. she gets shirtless photos of him allegedly. she goes to him and says i'm getting these weird e-mails. >> he takes this matter into a federal investigation you have to wonder. an fbi investigation if not for this one agent's involvement and especially him going to congress as a whistle blower saying it wasn't being investigated fairly. it's just very bizarre. >> once the fbi got involved, why didn't notify the white house and congress right away? the questions go on and on. >> don't send shirtless picture of yourself, unless they're vacation photos with your family. >> these e-mails with john allen, 20,000 and 30,000 e-mails. as a member of council of foreign relations, what does this do to the president? >> david petraeus was a very important part of all of these conversations. he would have been a crucial advisement, the civil war in syria, all of which are among the pressing foreign policy questions right now. he doesn't
of the cia, david peteus. and the possibility of a major financial crisis triggered if the country goes off the fiscal cliff. but right now, it seems like the petraeus scandal is overshadowing everything. the four star general resigned friday after admitting an affair with his biographer, paula broadwell. and investigators are asking why they didn't know about the investigation sooner. >> we received no advance notice. it was like a lightning bolt. the way i found out, i came back to washington thursday night. friday morning, the staff director told me there were a number of calls from press about this. i called david petraeus. >> and are you going to investigate why the fbi didn't notify you before? >> yes, absolutely. this is something that could have had an effect on national security. i think we should have been told. there is a way to do it. >> and several top republicans are demanding petraeus come back to capitol hill this week to testify before congress over the attack on the american consulate in benghazi. >> i don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi b
of the cia and you have an affair, that opens you up to all sorts of problems, including blackmail. so what do you think about these statements that congress should have been notified, that there was possibly the possibility of a national security breach here? >> well, i think those are the question that is they're going to be asking the next couple of days. i don't think this scandal goes away without some congressional probing into this. i really do think -- especially when you have someone like senator feinstein upset about this -- there are a lot of questions that need to be answered about this. there are things that are hard to understand about why this rose to such a level when it turned out there wasn't any national security implications here. it seems like there are just a lot of questions out there that we just don't know the answer to. >> one of the questions that was raised was raised by broadwell herself because in an october 26th speech at the university of denver, she raised some eyebrows when she said this -- now, i don't know if a lot of you heard this, but the cia annex had
this morning former cia director david patraeus testifying at two closed hearings on capitol hill about what happened on september 11 in libya. >>> major developments in the situation in israel and gaza where they could be on the brink of war. two rockets hitting southern tel aviv today. that was the sound they heard there. while no one was hurt it is the farthest gaza has ever hit inside israel. a brief cease-fire earlier in the day did not last long either. let's go to gaza live. >> reporter: good morning, richard. in fact, those sirens you're hearing on the israeli side, there aren't any of them here in gaza. in fact, israel has been carrying out air strikes all over the course of the past several hours. palestinians are reporting that there were casualties including a palestinian boy in the city. palestinian militants have been able to fire rockets into southern israel. there is no sign that the conflict on that front is actually slowing down. in fact, what many people here are questioning is the ability of the palestinians to be able to fire rockets so deep into israel raising questions
pretty tough on her already. >> for sure. and so susan rice is smartly bringing the active cia director with her to answer those questions. i'd be surprised if it's not civil or collegial as these things tended to be in my experience. if it isn't, that would be an exception worth noting. >> now that these meetings are happening, is there any doubt in your mind she's the leading contender? robert? >> of course she's the leading contender. no question about it -- yes, of course, can you hear me? >> yeah. >> hello? >> hi. >> of course, she's a leading contender, the reason why is -- because she has the confidence of the president, she certainly has the relationship and the experience. look, there's only two people really that are in play here, that is senator john kerry and susan rice. there's no question about it she's qualified. however, i'll remind you and the audience that senators do have a constitutional role in this, and that is to advise and consent. the question is whether or not she's able to alleviate the concerns to pass confirmation. >> i'm not sure we have a little bit of a d
rice apparently going off of approved talking points of the cia and then someone took out references that terrorists were involved in this, and this is what dianne finestein, the head of the senate intelligence committee said about this. >> do you believe that the president or anybody serving the president deliberately poli lly the american people about this attack? >> no. >> that is correct, senator. >> this whole process will be checked out and we will see who made changes in the original statement, and until we do, i think that it is unwarranted to make accusations. >> very emphatic there, jackie, and the white house saying that it changed one word from consulate to diplomatic facility in those talking points. what do you make of all of this? >> well, you know, i think that the investigation is going to continue. exactly what finestein said, but make no mistake, this issue is not going away any time quickly and particularly if susan rice is nominated to be secretary of state. you saw a lot of the senators talk talking about that as well this weekend. so i don't think that benghazi
became part of the election season. it's a serious issue. it largely involves the cia. these are not exactly things that could or should be on the front of the newspaper or the top of your broadcast. >> was the president hedging his bets by defending her so strongly should he decide not to select her? >> well, i'm sorry for me? >> yes, that's for you. >> it was -- it struck me as extraordinary the way he gave that full throated defense. there are a lot of detractors of susan rice on the hill that have nothing to do with the benghazi thing. it seemed like in many areas the president was doing a victory lap. he just won a bigger than expected victory last week. he's certainly giving strong hints that susan rice is his candidate. >> senator john mccain is really pushing. and you heard the sound from yesterday. i want to play what he said on the "today show." listen to this. >> by the way, i'm not taking anybody on. the american people lost four brave americans. we owe it to their families. for the president of the united states for two weeks afterwards to deny that's the
gets a big-shot lawyer. the former cia director hired robert barnett. "the new york times" calls him a superlawyer who has represented the last three preponderates. paula broadwell hired dee dee myers. jill kelley is being represented by abbe lowell, who represented john edwards. and gloria allred. lots of lawyers and no one's been charged with anything. >>> the 113th congress, meantime, will have the fewest number of veterans since world war ii. just 19% will have served in active duty, down from 80% in 1977. iowa governor terry branstead wants to end the iowa straw poll. michele bachmann won this year. he thinks the move strengthen the iowa caucuses. and it looked like hillary clinton was getting a little sleepy during her trim to asia. her eyes were closed for just a little while in myanmar. >>> finally, the late show did some amazing things with photo shop and this next clip is about chris christie. >> did you see him yesterday? he was testifying before a senate subcommittee. did you see this? we have exclusive footage. here's governor chris christie. >> be the republican governo
think. >>> also making news this morning, former cia chief david petraeus now says about his affair with paula broadwell, quote, i screwed up royally. nbc news has learned that he said that in a letter to a colleague. he also said i paid the price appropriately and i south ght to the right thing at the end of the day. take a look at this heart warming picture. it's gone viral. a tourist snapped this shot of a police officer giving a new pair of boots to a barefoot homeless man on a cold night. the officer says after passing the man, he went to a nearby store and bought the boots. the picture has been viewed by almost 2 million people and it has more than 325,000 likes. wow. >>> the office holiday party is making a comeback. mandy drury is here with what's moving your money. >> after years of belt tightening, apparently close to 83% of 100 human resources managers surveyed said their companies will host an event this year, including 10% who didn't have a party last year because of the economy. admittedly these might be more modest affairs. think maybe a pot luck lunch, maybe just dri
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